Swedish materials company Sol Voltaics announced that it has successfully produced gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanowires, bringing its efficiency boosting film a step closer to commercialization.
With the $20 million financial backing of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), local lender RateSetter has launched Australia’s first peer-to-peer green bond lending platform connecting investors and borrowers with an eye on environmental sustainability.
The new solar energy cluster will host small and medium-sized solar enterprises, as well as research institutes and local mining companies. Meanwhile, the Algerian government has named the former CEO of state-owned utility Sonelgaz as energy minister.
The expansion of the Asian solar market in the first quarter of 2017 was broadly similar to the growth seen in the first quarter of last year, although most countries in the region have yet to reveal official installation statistics for the January-March period, the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) said in a new report.
The Moroccan developer will construct the plant as an Independent Power Producer (IPP). The facility will be located in the north of the country.
German equipment supplier Innolas announced that it has received a further order for its ILS-TTnx platform, from an unnamed Asian customer. The tool is suitable for a range of applications in cell technology, but is particularly seen as a cost-effective method for laser contact opening in PERC cells.
In the auction, which will be open to wind and PV power projects, all the projects not chosen in the 3 GW auction held two weeks ago will likely have another chance to compete.
After originally being cool to Suniva’s petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission for protection from its Chinese competitors, SolarWorld Americas has reversed its stance and joined the complaint as a co-petitioner.
As renewable energy breaks new output records in California, both the need for and availability of gas in California have both declined.